By; Ben Musanje
The City businessman Amos Nzeyi has quarreled before Justice Catherine Bamugemereire’s Land Inquiry Commission where he appeared today after jumping three sets of summons over the controversial Temangalo Land deal, which he transacted with the Worker’s Fund-NSSF to the whooping 11 billion shillings.
Nzeyi is accused by the Temangalo Tea Estates Limited proprietors led by an Indian businessman Nazim Mosa, of grabbing their company’s 366 acreage Land located on plot 20, block 296-Busiro-Temangalo-Wakiso District, in 1993 which had been leased to them by Daniel Mugwanya, and later sold to NSSF in 2008 in a deal that involved the former prime minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.
Nzeyi’s quarrel stemmed from the Commission’s counsel Ebert Byenkya questions over the Title transfers that still reflected Temangalo Tea Estates by the time Nzeyi acquired the property and for branding him big and unapproachable.
He however defended himself saying he acquired the Land from Abbas Mawanda and sold it to NSSF without any knowledge that the Asian family had a lease on it before.
Nazim says upon return in 1993, they applied for repossession of their land from the Departed Asians Custodian Property Board but only to be told that Government had no claim over their land since it was never declared upon expulsion.